Here come latest ‘banned’ Super Bowl spots

Like the swallows to Capistrano, sketchy businesses are once again flocking to the old strategy of rolling out “banned” Super Bowl ads. Notorious cheating-spouse site Ashley Madison is going at it again this year. It is shocked—shocked, I tell you!—that Fox has put the kibosh on its rather demure 30-second spot (below) that uses a porn star to promote adultery. Have you no sense of decency, Fox? If you’re scoring at home, this is Ashley Madison’s second rejection in three years. Let’s see how much PR they get out of it this time around. I’m expecting the indignant Mancrunch e-mail to hit my in-box any minute now. The kingpin of this racket, of course, is GoDaddy. More as it develops.